Here is a listing of additional resources for patients, caregivers and family members. Joe’s House provides these resources for informational purposes only and is not responsible for the information provided by the organizations listed. For medical questions, please consult your physician.
Transportation and Lodging
The Healthcare Hospitality Network
The Healthcare Hospitality Network, Inc. (HHN) is a nationwide
professional association of nearly 200 unique, nonprofit organizations
that provide lodging and support services to patients, families and
their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from their home
communities. Please check www.nahhh.org if you don't see your city or hospital listed on our Lodging Pages!
Air Charity Network (formerly Angel Flight America)
Air Charity Network (formerly AFA) provides access for people in need seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community or national crisis. For more information see www.aircharitynetwork.org
Miracle Flights for Kids® is the nation's leading nonprofit flight organization. Since 1985, we continue to deliver on our mission to help families overcome obstacles in order to get access to the proper medical care and treatment for their seriously ill children. For more information seewww.miracleflights.org..
Corporate Angel Network
Cancer patients fly free to treatment on empty seats of corporate jets. For more information click HERE.
Houston Ground Angels
Houston Ground Angels is a network of volunteers who donate their time to help provide free transportation to patients from the Houston area airports to their required healthcare facilities. For more information click HERE.
National Patient Travel Helpline
The National Patient Travel Helpline provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation.
Patient Airlift Services (PALS)
PatientAirLift Services arranges free air transportation based on need toindividuals requiring medical care and for other humanitarian purposes. For more information click http://www.palservices.org./
The HealthWell Foundation reduces financial financial barriers to care for underinsured patients with chronic or life-threatening diseases.The HealthWell Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to underinsured patients living with chronic or life-threatening diseases such as cancer, asthma, and autoimmune disorders. The Foundation helps eligible individuals afford their out-of-pocket costs for prescription drug copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, and other selected out-of-pocket costs.
For more information on The Healthwell Foundation click HERE.
Financial Assistance Options
Options for financial assistance. The American Association for Cancer Research has a list of financial options on their website that ranges from government programs, Medicaid, Social Security and links to other financial assistance programs. For more information click HERE.
Cancercare offers limited assistance for cancer-related costs, and our professional oncology social workers can help you find resources. For restrictions and other information see HERE.
Patient Advocate Foundation Financial Resource Tool and Co-Pay Relief
Options for financial assistance. The Patient Advocate Foundation has a national financial resource directory to assist patients find financial assistance. This financially focused tool helps sort resources for a broad range of needs including housing, utilities, food, transportation to medical treatment, home health care, medical devices, and pharmaceutical agents. Click HERE to use the tool. The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR) provides direct financial support for pharmaceutical co-payments to insured patients, including Medicare Part D beneficiaries, who financially and medically qualify. For more information click HERE.
Cancer and Cancer Related Organizations
American Brain Tumor Association
American Brain Tumor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families. Click on the link to visit their site.www.abta.org
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer. Services include counseling, support groups, financial and publications. See http://www.cancercare.org or more information. To see the CancercareConnect Workshop® schedule click
CANCER101 provides free planners to over 350 cancer centers in all 50 states to give to their patients and caregivers in need. Our planners include essential organizational tools and important resources designed to empower patients and caregivers to take control over their diagnosis from the moment they learn they have cancer through the next ten years of follow-up care. For more information click HERE.
Cancer Monthly is the source of cancer treatment results for the following cancers: brain, breast, colo-rectal, kidney, liver, lung, melanoma, mesothelioma, ovarian, and prostate. Cancer Monthly allows users to see survival rates, side effects and other information for over 500 individual cancer treatments with just a click. www.cancermonthly.com.
Chemocare.com is a website that provides the latest information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, caregivers and friends. Chemocare.com includes easy-to-read information about specific chemotherapy medications, side effect management, nutrition, resources and support. For more information click HERE.
Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups
The Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups' mission is to improve patient awareness of cancer clinical trials, facilitate access and promote participation. Through innovative programs and services the Coalition examines and confronts key issues impeding cancer research. For more information see http://www.cancertrialshelp.org.
Cure Magazine - Curetoday.com
CURE Media Group has become the source of information and inspiration for those on the cancer journey. CURE Media Group's flagship product, CURE magazine, is the indispensable guide for every stage of the cancer experience. Through the magazine, educational forums, a resource guide for the newly diagnosed, a national nursing award, books, and a variety of online tools, CURE Media Group combines science and humanity to make cancer understandable. Visit www.curetoday.com to read blogs, articles and additional resources!
Cancer Support Community (Formerly Gilda's Clubs and the Wellness Community)
Free cancer support community for men, women, and children whose lives have been touched by cancer. Come as you are! See http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/.
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association
The Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association (ECAA) is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to providing outreach for esophageal cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors. We strive to increase public awareness of this disease and to provide education and information in a supportive environment. For more information, please visit us at: www.ecaware.org.
Lance Armstrong Foundation - LIVESTRONG Survivorcare
Survivorcare offers assistance through education, qualified referrals and counseling services. Explore cancer resources to help you or your loved one live with, through and beyond cancer.
Click HERE or on the link on the right hand side of this page.
Lung Cancer Alliance
The Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to patient support and advocacy for people living with lung cancer and those at risk for the disease. For more information click HERE.
ManageCancer.org provides cancer patients and their loved ones with information and links to valuable resources to assist with finances, medication and doctor schedules, communication, support, assistance, education, travel, housing and more. It is our mission to provide easy access to information and assistance for cancer patients and their loved ones. Click http://www.managecancer.org for more information.
The Melanoma International Foundation
The Melanoma International Foundation, an international non-profit, has the mission of easing the burden and providing hope for the journey of melanoma. They provide patient navigation services through a hotline, forum (www.melanomaforum.org. )
National Brain Tumor Society
National Brain Tumor Society is a nonprofit organization inspiring hope and providing leadership within the brain tumor community. NBTS exists to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by brain tumors, and funds strategic research, deliver support services, and promote collaboration. For more information clickHERE.
The 4th Angel Mentoring Program
The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is a national, free, organization that matches cancer patients and their caregivers with a trained volunteer who is a cancer survivor for telephone and email support. We strive to match based on a similar diagnosis, age range, gender, common struggles and similar interests. For more information see http://4thangel.org.
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
As the oldest survivor-led advocacy organization, NCCS is a highly respected authentic voice at the Federal level, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors. Visitors to NCCS’s website, www.canceradvocacy.org, will find educational resources to help them live with, through and beyond cancer.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (consumer site)
NCCN.com - the consumer website of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. NCCN.com interprets the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology™ into straight forward treatment summaries, entitled NCCN Treatment Summaries for People with Cancer™, which supply patients with the best available medical evidence about oncology treatments. This approach provides patients with a knowledge base to have an informed and educated discussion with their clinicians about their treatment plan. To learn more click .
OncoLink is maintained by doctors and nurses from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Through it, you can get information about specific types of cancer, news about research advances, and updates on cancer treatment and clinical trials. Our mission is to provide high quality health information to support you, your family, and your health care team as you make important decisions about your health care. Click on the logo for more information.
Patient Advocate Foundation
Mission is to provide effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses. Excellent additional directories include the National Uninsured and National Under-Insured Directories. For more information click HERE.
Patient Resource Cancer Guide
A comprehensive resource that helps these patients and their families map the cancer journey. It includes a comprehensive list of cancer treatment facilities in the U.S. and detailed sections about treatment options, cancer types, clinical trials and patient resources. For more information on Patient Resource Cancer Guide click . For My Cancer Advisor, click HERE.
Striving to extend and improve the lives sarcoma patients through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, guidance, education and support. Click the link to the right or click here.
The Life Raft Group
The Life Raft Group is a non-profit organization whose priority is to provide information and support to GIST-(gastrointestinal stromal tumor) patients and their loved ones. To accomplish this mission, we aim to educate and support these patients with this rare form of cancer. See http://www.liferaftgroup.org for more information.
Vital Options® International TeleSupport® Cancer Network is a not-for-profit cancer communications, support and advocacy organization whose mission is to facilitate a global cancer dialogue by using communications technology to reach every person touched by cancer. See http://www.vitaloptions.org/ or click on the link on the right hand side of this page for more information.
Lotsa Helping Hands
A free-of-charge web-based caregiving coordination service that allows friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to come together as one community to meet the daily needs of both patients and their families. If you need to be away from home for treatment, setting up a community will help to ensure that the needs of your family will be met. It has been specifically designed for organizing helpers, where everyone can pitch in with meals delivery, rides and other tasks necessary for life to run smoothly during a crisis. See www.lotsahelpinghands.com
My Life Line
Offers free, interactive websites for cancer patients and their families. Sites include blogs, calendars, and inspiration. See more at http://www.mylifeline.org.
CaringBridge is a nonprofit organization that enables unique and personal communities of support that enrich family and friend connections during times of need. Please use CaringBridge to help bring your world together when you need it most.” Click http://www.caringbridge.org for more information.
My Hope Space
MyHopeSpace.com gives cancer patients, survivors, and their friends and family an easy way to communicate and share their stories of hope and faith with others who are searching for the very same thing. We hope to help make a difference in the fight against cancer. MyHopeSpace.com provides a deeper, more meaningful web community that maintains a distinct focus on “personal common interest”. This site offer personal profiles - blogs - groups - photo galleries - friends list, and private messaging. See http://www.myhopespace.com for more information.
People Power believes knowledge can be the best medicine. Most Patient Power programs are sponsored by America’s leading university medical centers, including: UW Medicine (University of Washington), University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, UCLA Medical Center, UCSF Medical Center, UC San Diego Medical Center, Oregon Health and Science University, Vanderbilt Medical Center and University of Maryland Medical Center. The company has produced more than 1,000 online radio programs and video segments featuring leading medical experts and inspiring patients discussing the latest information on an array of medial topics. For more information go to http://www.patientpower.info.